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Deadline have today reported the development of a follow-up to Sony Pictures' critically divisive adaptations of Dan Brown's no-less-controversial literary texts The Da Vinci Code and Angels & Demons. Apparently going by the name Inferno, the third instalment in the franchise of motion pictures based around the antics of symbologist Dr. Robert Langdon (played by Tom Hanks, who'll once again reprise his role this time around) will be loosely based on Brown's 2013 novel of the same name, somehow circumventing the narrative of his 2009 instalment The Lost Symbol in the process (although in fairness, fidelity has never seemed to be at the top of Sony's list of priorities for these projects).
What do we actually know so far about Inferno (or at least its purported big-screen rendition), then? In truth, beyond Hanks' return and the alleged appointment of Ron Howard (best known for his work on blockbusters such as Apollo 13, Angels & Demons and more recently Rush) as its incumbent director and David Koepp (who penned the screenplays for Ghost Town and The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3, to name but a pair) as its screenwriter, there's very little we can definitively reveal regarding the project, save for that it's set to shoot primarily in Italy. More details are sure to arrive as Howard and co. gain traction and pre-production begins, however, and as ever, On-Screen will be on hand to convey said information as quickly and reliably as possible as and when it hits the interwebs.
Inferno will (according to Deadline) begin filming in April 2015.